“it is the voice of a god, and not of man”

photo- supreme court ruling on homosexual marriage. a.abcnews.com

Rom 1:17  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Rom 1:19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Rom 1:24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Rom 1:26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Rom 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31  Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.


His eternal power and Godhead has been revealed to America, so that we are without excuse.

Our willful rebellion against God has left us a nation that has conjured up vain imaginations of who God is and what He thinks,thereby making decisions that are foolish and contrary to the clear teaching of His word.

For this cause God has turned our nation over to a reprobate mind. A nation that is imprisoned by our vain and evil thoughts. Minds and actions that have succumb to every kind of wickedness, sin, deception, malicious behavior, a nation that has positioned itself as a hater of God.

A nation that has heard of God’s pending judgment, yet chooses to  shake its fist in the face of God, not only by participation of the wickedness, but by proliferation of the same through it’s laws is very unwise. For by the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. America has made herself ready for “the overthrow”.

photo- news.com.au

For the highest court in the land, to know what God’s word says and diametrically oppose it, is not only the epitome of rebellion, but is willfully choosing to place it’s people under God’s reprehensible judgment.  

Act 12:21  And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.
Act 12:22  And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.
Act 12:23  And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

It is appointed unto man once to die… then the judgment!

Oh LORD, forgive us of our sin.

brother malachi

when the spirit of hate does not see eye to eye

Iraq: Isis cruelty graphically revealed in gay man’s savage rooftop execution in Mosul

January 16,2015

The Islamic State [IS] group has released photographs that allegedly show the final moments before a man is thrown from the roof of a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul as punishment for being gay.

The photos were uploaded to Justpaste.it by jihadists and circulated on social media sites by IS-affiliated accounts.

The photo shows a man about to be pushed to his death by two IS militants and another shows that a large crowd had gathered to watch below.

A caption on one of the photographs explains that the man had committed a crime of ‘the people of Lot’, meaning that he is alleged to have committed an act of sodomy, and was ‘thrown from a high place’ as punishment. [1]

As the large crowd (Muslims) gathered below to watch the brutal execution, there does not appear, at least openly, to be any opposition to the judgment meted out by ISIS against the homosexual.

Below is a YouTube video of protestors in the Palm Springs, CA that gathered back in 2008 to protest the unanimous approval of Prop-8 initiative.

Proposition 8 was a ballot initiative, and a California state constitutional amendment, passed in the November 2008 elections, which says that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

The video is from a local news report covering the protest that took place at the Palm Springs City Hall. Wonder if the protestors in the video would have been as vocal in the Iraqi city of Mosul as they are against the Christian grand-mother in the USA?

 

Anti-Proposition 8 Mob Attacking Grandmother-

Uploaded on YouTube Nov 10, 2008, by Public Freedom

Anti-Proposition 8 Mob Attacking Grandmother – YouTube Video

YouTube Note: Public Advocate of the US has been sending volunteers all over the United States conducting a Citizens Survey to find out if Americans support traditional marriage and the Marriage Protection Amendment, legally defining marriage as between a man and a woman at the Federal level. An overwhelming majority said that they do and wanted to encourage President-elect Obama to do the same.
The recent passing of Proposition 8 in California shows that we were absolutely right. If the people of California believe in traditional marriage, what must the rest of the country support? The radical lefts reaction shows how obscenely dedicated they are to silencing the American people, even sparking violence against those who do not fit into their narrow ideological box. Public Advocate will be covering these events as they unfold. For more information about our organization visit us on the web at
www.PublicAdvocateUSA.org


Surah Al-A’raf 7:80-84 [2]

(7:80) And remember when We sent Lot, as a Messenger to his people and he said to them: Do you realize you practice an indecency of which no other people in the world were guilty of before you?

(7:81) You approach men lustfully in place of women. You are a people who exceed all bounds.

(7:82) Their only answer was: ‘Banish them from your town. They are a people who pretend to be pure.

(7:83) Then We delivered Lot and his household save his wife who stayed behind,

(7:84) and We let loose a shower [of stones] upon them, Observe, then, the end of the evil-doers


Leviticus 20:13 Young’s Literal Translation[3]

Lev 20:13  If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Romans 1:26-28 Young’s Literal Translation- [4]

Rom 1:26  Because of this did God give them up to dishonourable affections, for even their females did change the natural use into that against nature;
Rom 1:27  and in like manner also the males having left the natural use of the female, did burn in their longing toward one another; males with males working shame, and the recompense of their error that was fit, in themselves receiving.
Rom 1:28  And, according as they did not approve of having God in knowledge, God gave them up to a disapproved mind, to do the things not seemly;


I have selected one of the many references from the Quran, the Old and New Testaments (Holy Bible), that condemns the act of homosexuality as being an egregious sin.  Having established such, it  seems a little disingenuous that the ant-Christian / pro-homosexual movement, in America, would be so vocal against Christianity while turning a mute tongue to Islam… or does it.

January 16, 2015

Duke’s Downsized Call to Prayer Draws Hundreds in Support of School’s Muslims

Hundreds of students of varying religions gathered outside of the chapel on Duke University’s campus Friday, , to take part in an Islamic call to prayer — in support of the school’s Muslim population, which had been offered then denied the opportunity to broadcast the call from the chapel’s bell tower.

The adhan was heard over a small amplifier on Friday, but Duke had announced Tuesday that the three minute chant would resonate from the chapel’s bell tower each Friday before the Duke Muslim Students Association met for their weekly prayers in the chapel’s basement, as they have been doing for years.

"This opportunity represents a larger commitment to religious pluralism that is at the heart of Duke’s mission," Christy Lohr Sapp, the chapel’s associate dean for religious life, had said in an earlier statement. In an article in the News & Observer of Raleigh, Lorr Sapp elaborated that recent attacks in Paris and Pakistan had shed a light on Muslims that wasn’t accurate, and Duke championed the more public call to prayer to celebrate a Muslim community that is "peaceful and prayerful." [5]

January 17, 2016

Muslim leaders from across America will gather in Texas this weekend to hold the annual Stand With the Prophet in Honor and Respect conference, a weekend forum that is being billed as a “movement to defend Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message,” according to event information.

The Saturday event, which seeks to combat “Islamophobes in America” who have turned the Islamic Prophet Muhammad “into an object of hate,” according to organizers, comes just a week after radicalized Islamists in France killed 17 people.

“This is not an event. It is the beginning of a movement,” organizers write on their website, which blames Americans for giving Islam a bad name. “A movement to defend Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message.”

Evangelist Franklin Graham was particularly opposed to the call the prayer idea, taking to Twitter and Facebook to discourage alumni and donors from supporting the school until Duke reversed their decision.

"As Christianity is being excluded from the public square and followers of Islam are raping, butchering, and beheading Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesn’t submit to their Sharia Islamic law, Duke is promoting this in the name of religious pluralism," Graham said. [6]

While Islam is being promoted as a ‘religion of peace’ across the west, in the shadow of this past weeks rampage, the homosexual community’s silence is deafening. When Sharia Islamic Law comes to America, it will be interesting to see how the two ‘spirits’ get along.

Pray for the peace of Yeshua

brother malachi 

[1] http://metro.co.uk/2015/01/16/isis-throw-man-off-roof-in-iraq-for-being-gay-5025367/

[2] http://www.islamicstudies.info/tafheem.php?sura=7&verse=80&to=84

[3] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus+20&version=YLT

[4] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+1&version=YLT

[5] http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dukes-downsized-call-prayer-draws-hundreds-support-schools-muslims-n288036

[6] http://freebeacon.com/issues/muslim-leaders-to-hold-stand-with-the-prophet-rally-in-texas/

something that is etched in stone can not be redefined

 

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redefine [ˌriːdɪˈfaɪn] verb (tr)

to define (something) again or differently

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

 

Have you ever heard the idiom ‘etched in stone” or ‘cast in stone’?

The meaning of the idiom speaks to something that is definite and fixed.  Both expressions allude to the work in sculpture, with the first, from the early 1500s, using the verb cast in the sense of pouring and hardening some material into a final form, and the second cutting or corroding a permanent design. Hence something that is ‘etched in stone’ is permanent and cannot be changed.

 

In this ever changing day we are living in, it seems NOTHING is ‘etched in stone’. The morals of a society that have endured for nearly 237 years is no longer profitable. As this same morally eroding society seeks to satisfy the lust of the flesh, the dictates of one’s mind is subject to the same whimsical spirit.

I have listed some evidence of this spirit.

 

Article posted, Wed- 22 Aug.2012 on the Christian Institute ‘Boris Johnson backs redefining marriage’.

 

The article states the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has recorded a video for a homosexual marriage campaign group saying he supports a redefinition of the institution.

In previous years Boris Johnson has warned of potential negative impacts of same-sex marriage and criticized the promotion of homosexuality in schools.

In 2001, Mr. Johnson wrote that “if gay marriage was OK – and I was uncertain on the issue – then I saw no reason in principle why a union should not be consecrated between three men, as well as two men, or indeed three men and a dog”.[1]


Some years back Mayor Johnson had some pretty strong convictions about what constituted marriage as well as the negative impacts of homosexuality upon a society, but has since recanted his stand, and now endorses the idea that marriage needs to be “redefined”.

The second article was posted on The Prison Planet entitled ‘Canadian Medical Association Redefines Human Life’ The Canadian Medical Association, the largest association of doctors in Canada, has redefined human life. On August 15, as reported by LifeNews, delegates to the CMA’s general council voted to pass “a resolution supporting the current wording of the Criminal Code which states that a child ‘becomes a human being within the meaning of this Act when it has completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother.’ ” The CMA resolution is intended to support the nation’s criminal code, which defines an infant as a human being only after the infant is born.

Canadian Physicians for Life decried the action, calling it shameful and unethical. Dr. Will Johnston, president of that organization, said that “every Canadian doctor knows that the unborn child is a live human being…. CMA delegates worry about children not exercising enough or not wearing bicycle helmets, while over one hundred thousand children go missing from our playgrounds every year because they were killed by abortion.” [2]


If God has possessed our reins and covered us in our mother’s womb and set us apart for His own purpose, it must be the inhabitant of the womb IS a human being.

It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant an educated society can be!

The next is an email from the Christian Anti Defamation Commission I received on March 21, 2013. It seems the ‘delusional spirit is alive and well in the States. The article is testimony of a prominent conservative Republican leader and controversial pastor who have both come out in support of homosexual marriage. Both men used the teachings of Christ as a reason to affirm these “marriages.”

Senator Rob Portman from Ohio released a statement announcing his changed view on homosexual “marriage” after learning that his son was living a homosexual lifestyle. In it, he claims the shift was in part because of his faith and what he reads in the Bible.

"I wrestled with how to reconcile my Christian faith with my desire for [my son] to have the same opportunities to pursue happiness and fulfillment as his brother and sister," he continued. "Ultimately, it came down to the Bible’s overarching themes of love and compassion and my belief that we are all children of God …We conservatives believe in personal liberty and minimal government interference in people’s lives. We also consider the family unit to be the fundamental building block of society. We should encourage people to make long-term commitments to each other and build families, so as to foster strong, stable communities and promote personal responsibility."

 

In another announcement, Pastor Rob Bell, founder and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church located in Grandville, Michigan, stated that he supports homosexual marriage. “I am for marriage. I am for fidelity. I am for love, whether it’s a man and woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man.” [3]


In a March 2013 Christian Post interview with Rob Bell, the former mega church pastor said at Vanderbilt University that he doesn’t believe God is some far away notion that people in the real world need to always be reaching out to, but that the whole world is filled with God’s presence.

"God is with us. God is for us. God is ahead of us," the author said.

During his speech, Bell shared of AA meetings he attended as a young pastor that greatly affected him.

"While he is not an alcoholic, he said that in those meetings he was able to stop pretending that he had life figured out. Instead he could simply accept that God cared for him with all his flaws,". [4]

Read more at http://global.christianpost.com/news/rob-bell-talking-about-god-can-get-ugly-91969/#1fh4coeCoM8fvX85.99


The third principle of the Alcoholic Anonymous 12-Step program is that one (the alcoholic) must step out in faith. It is only a matter of being willing to believe. Through the process of the 12 steps, AA states that belief turns into faith. We carry this faith into the rest of the steps by being willing to believe. We must begin to have faith it will work.

So what does AA say the alcoholic must believe in? The alcoholic must make a decision to turn his/her will and lives over to the care of God as they understand Him.

This is a very dangerous principle. God is not a lump of clay that an individual can flop on a potters wheel and fashion Him into whatever we want Him to be. A thought process whereby we can make God whatever our mind desires to conjure up, no matter what good we think may come from it, is not the work of the Spirit of Truth.

Consider the events following God’s deliverance of the nation Israel from Egypt. Moses was on Mount Horeb for 40 days receiving the words of God. The people had become discouraged and requested that Aaron would make them a god, which would go before them. Exodus 32

Aaron took of their golden earrings and melted them down and fashioned a molten calf of gold, to which they bowed down and worshipped and said “these be thy gods, O Israel which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt”. One’s mind does not make God what we want Him to be, He is what He is and He is the same yesterday, today and forever, and cannot change.

While Bell was speaking at the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco about his new book ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About God’, he made this comment…

“I would say that the powerful, revolutionary thing about Jesus’ message is that he says, ‘What do you do with the people that aren’t like you? What do you do with the other? What do you do with the person that’s hardest to love?’” he replied. “That’s the measure of a good religion, is you can love the people who are just like you; that’s kind of easy. So what Jesus does is takes the question and talks about fruit. He’s interested in what you actually produce. And that’s a different discussion. How do we love the people in the world that are least like us?”

 

[1] http://www.christian.org.uk/news/boris-johnson-backs-redefining-marriage/

[2] http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadian-medical-association-babies-not-human-till-after-birth

[3] http://defendchristians.org/commentary/the-times-they-are-a-changin/

[4] http://global.christianpost.com/news/rob-bell-talking-about-god-can-get-ugly-91969/#1fh4coeCoM8fvX85.99

the spirit of intolerance

in·tol·er·ance [in-tol-er-uhns]  noun

1. lack of toleration; unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect contrary opinions or beliefs, persons of different races or backgrounds, religion, Christianity, etc…
2. incapacity or indisposition to bear or endure the Word of God: intolerance to Christianity.

 

Spiritual Salmonella Sprawled Across a Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A Vandal Comes Out of the Closet

Homosexual activists vandalized a Chick-fil-A in Torrance, California. The graffiti showed a cow with the writing "Tastes like hate."

Homosexual LA artist, Manny Castro, has come forward as the vandal. Castro has been pretty open about his actions and has celebrated with other radical activists.

Homosexuals hate Christians for believing Scripture and not accepting or affirming their sinful lifestyle as legitimate. [1]

 

Muslim Terrorists Tell Nigeria’s Christian President: ‘Convert or Resign’

By Patrick Goodenough

August 7, 2012

Goodluck Jonathan

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan visits a village in his native Bayelsa state on Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

(CNSNews.com) – Boko Haram is demanding that Nigeria’s Christian president convert to Islam or resign, a stance that again calls into question the Obama administration’s playing down of religion as the primary motivation for the radical group.

In an online video clip released over the weekend, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau told President Goodluck Jonathan to “repent and forsake Christianity.”

The News Agency of Nigeria said Shekau, speaking in Hausa, said the president should convert or resign if he wanted Boko Haram to end its violent campaign. [2]

Burnt Church

Burnt Church

In northern Nigeria, radical Muslims of the Boko Haram sect have chosen Sunday as their favored day for bombing churches.

“We attacked simply because it’s a church, and we can decide to attack any other church. We have just started.” -Boko Haram spokesperson in a UPI interview

Many Christians have been martyred in Nigeria, including church leaders, the elderly and even children in Sunday school classes. While some want to retaliate against their Muslim attackers, many Christian leaders urge prayer as the best recourse. [3]

 

Inviting an enemy to convert to Islam or face the consequences is a longstanding tradition in Islam, modeled on the example set by the religion’s seventh century prophet.

A hadith (the writings and sayings of the prophet) by Sahih al-Bukhari quotes Mohammed as saying, “I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform a that, then they save their lives an property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.”

Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for dozens of deadly bombings and other attacks, mostly targeting Christians in northern parts of Africa’s most populous country. It has vowed to cleanse northern Nigeria of Christians.

Despite its increasingly bloody campaign, the Obama administration so far has resisted calls by U.S. lawmakers to designate Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) under American law. [2]


Homosexual Iranians executed for homosexual lifestyle:

Following photo is linked to an article posted by this author in December of 2008. Please read the article in its entirety at the link below. The times online.co.uk article linked to the post has been removed, but there are enough quotes from the Times article to get the full intent of the message.

‘do as I say, not as I do… from the homosexual perspective’

Even though the above article was posted in 2008, there still seems to be some strong similarities in this day we are living.

A Kindred Spirit

The spirit that is found in both the radical homosexual and radical Islamist has the same author (origin) and is without question, an anti-Christ spirit. Opposition from this spirit is vehement and openly defiant when it encounters the unadulterated teaching of God’s word.


Islamic Teaching from the Quran

Quran Teachings- “A religion of peace”, quite the contrary. A religion of hate and destruction!

Of the Unbelievers: Sura 4:89 “seize them and slay them wherever you find them: and in any case take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”

Slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush. (Sura 9:5)

8:59-60 “Let not the unbelievers think that they can get the better (of the godly): they will never frustrate (them). Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of God and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom God doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of God, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.”

Another translation makes this plain – “The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them.”


As you can see from the Quranic teaching, radical Islam does not differentiate between the homosexual and the Christian. In adherence to the Quran’s teaching, Islam would hang the both (homosexual and Christian) from the same rope, or decapitate the infidel for emphasis. So much for the religion of peace and a societies freedom of choice and speech…

While the spirit in the radical homosexual is akin to this Islamic spirit it is somewhat different in its mode of operation. Like the Islamic spirit,  the attacks against the clear teaching of God’s word is very vocal and on some occasions can manifest rather violent  tendencies against those who follow Jesus. Ironic though, this homosexual spirit is seemingly tight lipped concerning the destructive practices of the Islamic religion.

Contrast the teaching of Jesus Christ with Islam. Christ’s message was immersed in mercy and grace. Jesus was a ‘friend of sinners’, offering a message of hope, peace and reconciliation to God, while Islam’s god decries not only the Christian faith, but the homosexual alike and would desire nothing less than total destruction of the both… infidels in the eyes of Islam. How can the homosexual find this attack by Islam any less offensive than the issue of sin propagated in God’s word?

At the Heart of the Problem

The Word of God is the crux of the matter. When one stands upon the clear teaching of God’s holy word, he/she will encounter this radical spirit of opposition.

Religion does not like for the word of God to belittle it’s god. The thought that there is one True and Living God and He has denounced (in His word) all other gods as foolish and useless does not set well with other religions. They cannot attack God, so they direct the persecution toward His people. This same anti-Christ (religious) spirit opposed Jesus Christ at every turn.

Additional ‘salt in the wound’ is when an individual stands face to face with the same word and find they are dead in their trespasses and sin and in need of a savior. Sin is not a pretty picture and to constantly be reminded by the Word of God, that all have sinned and that the heart is deceitful above all things is desperately wicked, is not palatable to the flesh.

We all like to think that we are correct in our thought process. When a man/woman is told that the way that seemeth right unto them is in fact the way of death, the natural tendencies of the human spirit is to resist this truth. For both the radical homosexual and Islamist this kindles the anti-Christ spirit afore mentioned, but for the true follower of Jesus Christ there cannot be a shadow of turning. 

It has been almost four years since the posting in 2008. Not much has changed. If anything, things have digressed, which are to be expected.

 

Radical Homosexuality

It is not enough now that the radical homosexual suppresses the truth of God’s word by their unlawful deeds, but like the radical Islamist, they want to mold the independent thought processes unto their own way of thinking. When it encounters dissension, the attack begins. When the thought process is aligned with the truth of God’s word, the vitriolic attack intensifies.

What we seeing in America is a concerted effort from every level of our society to not only stop the mouth of free speech, but to completely remove any hint of God’s word from our society. In other words, the homosexual in essence is attempting to make us more like an Islamic nations.

It is rather strange, to see the radical homosexual continue its vehement spirit of opposition against Christianity, while Islam is seemingly receiving a free pass. As the radical homosexual and radical Islamist fight for the thought process of our society, and the both seeking to shut out the Word of God, if Islam prevails, where will this leave the homosexual life style?

Envision this new America… No Christian churches or bible book stores or Christian doctrine permeating the radio or television. No need to Google Christianity because there will no Christian churches, only mosque in every town in America with the call to daily prayers vocalized across the airwaves. Oh, and in every town square, a gallows, for non-conforming thinkers. And instead of freedom of speech and independent thinking, Shuria law. You think Chick-fil-A taste like hate… smoke this new America over my friend! What you’ll find is a catch-22 for a hopeless society immersed in darkness, with no Light at the end of the tunnel.

 

 

Radical Islam

The spirit of radical Islam has not changed. It continues its attempt to stop the mouths and the testimony of the people of God. When all measures to force their thought processes to align with Islam fails, the only option left is annihilation. In the most brutal manner, but to my brothers and sisters in Christ, stand firm, for our Lord has already traveled this road and has overcome. We will too!

 

The Heart of the Problem

The real problem is God’s word has not changed. A word that is cemented in the righteousness of a Holy, True, and Living God cannot and will not change. His word is the same today, the same yesterday and forever, just like His mercy and forgiveness.

It is this same word that has the power to change the spirit of homosexuality and Islam. The Ethiopian can not change the color of his skin nor the leopard his spots, but when a man is born again, he is a new creature in Christ. Old things are passed away and all things shall become new.

May you come face to face with Jesus (Yeshua, Isa) and find the peace that surpasses understanding.

Posted in the Love of Christ’s Spirit

brother malachi

 

[1] Anti-Defamation Commission – ‘Chick-fil-A Vandal Comes Out of the Closet’ August 9,2012

[2] CNSNews.com – Muslim Terrorists Tell Nigeria’s Christian President: ‘Convert or Resign’ August 7, 2012

[3] VOM ‘It’s Sunday… Will Your Church Be Bombed?’ August 12, 2012

‘when Christianity becomes criminal’

I have a dear friend that was born and raised in the UK and now living in the states. He sent me a link to this CBN video with these comments….

“Welcome to my homeland.  I bolted from this and now the same thing is happening here.”

http://downloads.cbn.com/cbnnewsplayer/cbnplayer.swf?aid=9425

The message in the video says it all….. very thought provoking, eh?

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Ben and Sharon Vogelenzang, Christian owners of the Bounty House Hotel in Liverpool, England were recently arrested after a woman filed a complaint against them.
What was their crime? They defended their belief that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, and not just a minor prophet of Islam. For this, the couple awaits trial and could possibly lose their business.

Now Federal Hate Crime laws have just been signed by President Obama. Left unchecked they can eventually have the same effect on our right to share the truth. So A Rally for Religious Free Speech will be held on Monday, November 16th in front of the Department of Justice in Washington DC.

– Christian Anti-Defamation Commission

 

The Hate Crimes Bill is a serious attack on religious liberty and freedom of speech. Soon, it will be against the law for ministers to tell the truth about homosexuality.
How do we know? That is exactly what has happened in other countries with hate crime laws!

  • A minister in Sweden, Ake Greene, was convicted of a hate crime and sentenced to a month in jail because of remarks he made in a sermon against homosexuality. 
  • A Christian grandmother in England wrote a letter to her city council expressing her opposition to a homosexual parade. Two police men turned up at her door and brow beat her for hours and warned her to watch her words or she would be arrested for a hate crime.
  • A Canadian Priest, Father Alphonse DeValk, was investigated for perpetrating a hate crime because he quoted a Bible verse in a debate about homosexual marriage. A Christian Canadian print shop owner was convicted of discrimination and fined $5,000 when he refused to print materials for a homosexual advocacy group because it violated his religious convictions.
  • In 2001, a Canadian provincial court ruled that publishing certain Bible verses critical of homosexuality was a hate crime after a man took out an advertisement in a local newspaper. Both the man and the newspaper were fined thousands of dollars.
  • Eleven Christians in Philadelphia, including two grandmothers in their seventies, were arrested and charged with hate crimes for peacefully sharing the Gospel at a public homosexual event. They faced up to 47 years in jail and $90,000 in fines.
  • In 2005, David Parker was arrested in Massachusetts because he demanded to see the principle of his first grader’s school. Without prior notification the teacher read his child’s class the story of King and King. It tells about two boys that fall in love and get married.

– Christian Anti-Defamation Commission

 

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If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. John 15:18-21

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‘abused, misused and taken for granted…therefore forgotten’

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In the eighth chapter of Deuteronomy, God instructed Moses to remind His people of His past dealings with them and why He lead them in the wilderness for forty years. Why He suffered them to hunger and why He fed them with manna, which they knewest not , neither did their fathers know that He might make them to know that man doth not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live. Deut 8:1-3.

He then warned them not to forget God when they get into the land of promise wherein they shall eat bread without scarceness and drink from the wells and brooks of water that spring out of the valleys and hills. A good land of wheat, barley, vines, fig trees, pomegrantes and a land of oil olive and honey.

God promised them that if they forgot the Lord their God and walked after other gods, and served them and worshiped them that this would be His testimony against them the day in which He spoke it…

“ye shall surely perish. As the nations which the Lord destroyed before their face, so shall they perish; because they would not hearken to the word of the Lord.”

The first evidence that a nation, individual or people has forgotten God is to forget or forsake His word. We in America have sealed our own fate, except this nation repent and return to God and His word we shall surely crumble.

 

Below are three articles. The first two are taken from the Voice of the Martyrs Extreme Devotion- daily post. Notice the hunger for the Word of God. Such commitment constrains me and brings forth a spirit of condemnation.

The Christian woman from North Vietnam traveled eight hundred miles just for the possibility of laying hold to the Word of God. God honored her commitment and fed His people His word. Praise God!

This man in North Korea could not depart with his bible. People had been praying for fifty years that they may lay hold to a bible that they might enjoy a rich, intimate time of fellowship with God in His word. Such a hunger and love for God’s word. If ye should search all the day the streets of America, you would not find such devotion to God and His Word.

The last article is an article posted by Dr. Gary L. Cass, the director of the Anti-Christian Defamation Commission.

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vom- extreme devotion posted Jun 21’2009

Each clickety-clack of the train wheels bounced the Vietnamese Christian woman’s frail body painfully on the hard wooden seat. But she was on a mission.

    She needed spiritual food for the Christians she led in North Vietnam. Three congregations of people were praying that their leader would be successful and bring back precious copies of the Bible.
    Her work back home was tiring. She was the only mature Christian in the area, and she had planted the three churches from nothing, winning one soul at a time through her personal witness. She had no car or even a bicycle. She walked or paddled a small wooden boat to her church meetings.
    She had faced police threats and harassment and her Buddhist parents’ dismay because of her faith. Now she rode the train across eight hundred miles for three consecutive days, hoping to find one believer who could help. Finally she reached Ho Chi Minh City.
    There she met visiting western Christians who gave her Bibles for the Christians in the North. They also gave her a bicycle to help her minister to the three congregations. Before leaving, they prayed together, asking God’s blessing on her travel and her ministry.
    “How old are you?” one of them asked, just as she was about to leave.
    The woman smoothed strands of black hair away from her face and whispered, “I’m twenty-two.”

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vom- extreme devotion posted Jul 29"’2009

“They begged and begged me, but I couldn’t give it to them,” said the man. “I know Christians are supposed to share, but I just couldn’t part with it.” He sadly held out his hand so that his listener could see his prized possession.

    “I really wanted to, but I couldn’t. You see, people in North Korea told me that they have been praying for fifty years to get a Bible. But I didn’t give them mine because I had been praying for twenty years, and I had just gotten it from a pastor in South Korea.”
    He sighed deeply as his mind went to the needy believers in North Korea desperately praying for one copy of the Bible. He hugged his Bible to his chest. He had escaped the Communist prison state and was now living freely in South Korea.
    Bibles in North Korea are rare. Because of the opposition from the Communists, believers consider them more precious than gold. One man was beaten to death with an iron rod along the Chinese border when he was caught bringing Bibles into North Korea. Sadly, cases like this are reported over and over.
    “I cannot forget those people,” he said with a sigh. “I cannot forget the look of envy on their faces when I showed them my Bible. I feel so bad for them.”

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The article below is posted by Dr. Gary L. Cass with the Anti-Christian Defamation Commission

Defaming the Bible as Cruel and Exclusive

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 16:54

A recent art exhibit in Scotland has encouraged many to display their most offensive and anti-Christian comments on a Bible. A Bible sits open in a central part of the exhibit, Made in God’s Image, at the Gallery of Modern Art (Goma) in Glasgow. Next to the Bible there is a container of pens along with a notice saying: “If you feel you have been excluded from the Bible, please write your way back into it.”

The whole idea was given by the Metropolitan Community Church, a homosexual "church." They contend that the idea behind it was to reassert the Bible as a sacred text, but this is exactly the opposite of what is occurring. Many of the comments on the pages are filled with obscenities and atheist ramblings. One contributor wrote on the first page of Genesis: “I am Bi, Female & Proud. I want no god who is disappointed in this.”Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, Scotland

Many Christians have come out and condemned the display, including the Church of Scotland and the Roman Catholic Church. They argue that the exhibition reflects the symptoms of a broken and lawless society. But the Church of Scotland defied the biblical prohibition on homosexuality and recently authorized ordaining homosexual clergy. They are fundamentally confused on this issue.

Artists Anthony Schrag and David Malone created the exhibit, in partnership with organizations that represent homosexuals who claim they are Christians and Muslims. It was recently announced that the exhibits producers would remove the most offensive pages. Still the frustration exists in many Christians that the show would even be allowed to continue. Would they do the same if it was the Koran? Would they allow people to write anti-homosexual comments on a rainbow flag?

Regardless, there is no redeeming aspect to the display except to stir up anti-Christian bigotry.  

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Needless to say, everyone does not share the same reverence and have the same longing for God’s Word as our brothers and sisters in Vietnam and North Korea. Pray that God will get them His word and that they will then stand upon it in the heat of persecution.

 

The average bible in America-

They serve as coasters for drinks or a handy spot to rest the remote control. Their sturdy covers help compose a letter on hotel stationery or catch the ashes falling from a cigarette. They listlessly adorn the coffee table, next to the caramel candy dish and the TV Guide. Although this book remains a best-seller year after year, no one seems to be reading it very much. It is the Bible. The Bible is abused and neglected outside of those places where its true value is known all too well. How differently we might treat our Bibles if we had to pray twenty years to get one! What can you do to revive your passion for God’s precious Word? vom

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‘liberty without freedom’

“There are two freedoms: the false where a man is free to do what he likes; and the true where a man is free to do as he ought.”  – Charles Kingsley

 

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In 1882, when excavation for the Statue of Liberty pedestal had begun, Mark Twain was asked to author a letter that could be raffled in support for the construction. He sent some money along with a letter that may have been counterproductive to the intended purpose. It read…

You know my weakness for Adam, and you know how I have struggled to get him a monument and failed. Now, it seems to me, here is my chance. What do we care for a statue of liberty when we’ve got the thing itself in its wildest sublimity? What you want of a monument is to keep you in mind of something you haven’t got – something you’ve lost. Very well; we haven’t lost liberty; we’ve lost Adam.

Another thing: What has liberty done for us? Nothing in particular that I know of. What have we done for her? Everything. We’ve given her a home, and a good home too. And if she knows anything, she knows it’s the first time she ever struck that novelty. She knows that when we took her in she had been a mere tramp for 6,000 years, biblical measure. Yes, and we not only ended her troubles and made things soft for her permanently, but we made her respectable – and that she hadn’t ever been before. And now, after we’ve poured out these Atlantics of benefits upon this aged outcast, lo! and behold you, we are asked to come forward and set up a monument to her! Go to. Let her set up a monument to us if she wants to do the clean thing.

But suppose your statue represented her old, bent, clothed in rags, downcast, shame-faced, with the insults and humiliation of 6,000 years, imploring a crust and all hour’s rest for God’s sake at our back door? – come, now you’re shouting! That’s the aspect of her which we need to be reminded of, lest we forget it – not this proposed one, where she’s hearty and well-fed, and holds up her head and flourishes her hospitable schooner of flame, and appears to be inviting all the rest of the tramps to come over. O, go to – this is the very insolence of prosperity.

But, on the other hand – look at Adam. What have we done for Adam? Nothing. What has Adam done for us? Everything. He gave us life, he gave us death, he gave us heaven, he gave us hell. These are inestimable privileges – and remember, not one of them should we have had without Adam. Well, then, he ought to have a monument – for Evolution is steadily and surely abolishing him; and we must get up a monument, and be quick about it, or our children’s children will grow up ignorant that there ever was an Adam. With trifling alterations, this present statue will answer very well for Adam. You can turn that blanket into an ulster without any trouble; part the hair on one side, or conceal the sex of his head with a fire helmet, and at once he’s a man; put a harp and a halo and a palm branch in the left hand to symbolize a part of what Adam did for us, and leave the fire basket just where it is, to symbolize the rest. My friend, the father of life and death and taxes, has been neglected long enough. Shall this infamy be allowed to go on or shall it stop right here?

Is it but a question of finance? Behold the enclosed (paid bank) checks. Use them as freely as they are freely contributed. Heaven knows I would there were a ton of them; I would send them all to you, for my heart is in the sublime work!
– letter circa December 1, 1883

Could it be this seeming liberty that is ignorantly celebrated each 4th of July is the very culprit in the crumbling of our nation’s foundation?

As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill. – Helen Keller

Is it possible that the very liberties that have allowed us to publicly acknowledge the Divine Creator for 233 years are now being used by  the enemies of the cross to suppress and silence the voice of Christianity?

We could liken this abuse of liberty to the energy seen in fire. When possessed and restrained by a responsible society, it is one of the most useful elements that all of humanity has ever known. Yet when it is used in contempt and at the hand of a rebellious spirit, it can be the  destruction of not only ones very life but the entire society.

For analogy, let’s consider abortion…. the taking of innocent life.

Abraham Lincoln in the 19th Century said: “No one has the right to do what is wrong”… yet our society has taken the liberty of killing  50,000,000 + innocent babies since 1973.

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Patrick Henry :

“Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Beside, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of Nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.”
War is Inevitable, March 1775
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Samuel Adams :

“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards.”

 

Alexander Hamilton :

“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature by the hand of the Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.”

 

John Adams :

“Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will be America’s heart, her benedictions and prayers, but she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator of her own.”

 

James Madison :

“It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution.
The freemen of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle. We revere this lesson too much …to forget it.”

One can not read the writings of our founding fathers and walk away from the fact that they understood our nation’s liberties and freedoms were birthed with both sacrificial human commitment as well as divine intervention. Yet we see our nation walking down a path that seems right to a man, but the end thereof is a path to destruction.

We have seen in these most recent days our president stand before the world and boast that “we are no longer a Christian nation” thereby ascribing a generic association to the True and Living God with all the other gods of religions. We see “these sacred rights of mankind” that Alexander Hamilton talked about in jeopardy of being “erased or obscured by mortal power”.  

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As we see these sacred rights being constrained it helps one to understand that real freedom is grounded in a liberty that is higher than humanity. True freedom is not…

“a man doing as one likes, but as a man ought”

… and that in obedience to God and His word, for in this we willingly become a bond servant… a spiritual paradox of sorts. 

For whatever a man chooses to obey, that becomes his master. We can either choose sin, which leads to bondage and eventually death, or we can choose to obey God and His word thereby taking on His righteousness. Prior to our life in Christ we were slaves of sin, but with a heart that has been quickened by His Spirit He enables us to be transformed into the image of Christ. 

And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.                     2 Corinthians 3:13-18

 

As I follow the persecuted church I find a spirit of liberty in the absence of freedoms. Many Christians loose their homes, businesses, all of their material possessions and in many instances are imprisoned as followers of Christ, yet this spirit of liberty thrives…. even unto death. 

Listen to the words of a persecuted pastor that daily walks through the valley of the shadow of death, yet he fears no evil, for he understands that our Lord is with him… 

 

“A shadow of a dog can’t bite you, and a shadow of death can’t kill you. You can kill us or put us in prison, but nothing bad can happen to us. We’re in Christ, and if we die, he will take us to his world.”  -vom extreme devotion

 

Herein lies the believers liberty and freedom and is found in none other than Jesus Christ.

malachi

 

Uneasy is the heart
until it rests in thee.

St. AUGUSTINE

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